Category: Education and Youth

Family Fun Health Fair Tomorrow!

Family Fun Health Fair Tomorrow!

Saturday, June 27th, The Kingsley Association will be hosting a Family Fun Health Fair. There will be health and wellness information, food, music, and fun kids activities–all free and open to the public–and all in one room! Sponsors for this event include the Urban Green Growth Collaborative, East Liberty Family Support, Giant Eagle, Larimer Work & Wellness, Dollar Bank, and Keith S. Somers, MD (Children’s Community Pediatrics/GIL).

Please Make a Donation to the Memorial Fund for Officer John Stofesky

Please Make a Donation to the Memorial Fund for Officer John Stofesky

On Tuesday, June 16th, our city lost a dedicated 26-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau: John Stofesky. Highly respected by the Bureau, John served his city with honor, courage, and kindness. His immense impact on his family, friends, colleagues, and our city will not be forgotten, and he is especially missed by the South Side Community.

Join the #FairFundingPA Twitter Party Tomorrow!

Join the #FairFundingPA Twitter Party Tomorrow!

The Campaign for Fair Education Funding believes that educating all our children is a collective imperative for the social and economic future of our Commonwealth and all its communities. They also know that in order to achieve a good education for all, we must ensure that Pennsylvania adopts and maintains an adequate and equitable system of funding public education. If you share in their belief that every public school must have the resources necessary to enable every child to flourish, then please join the #FairFundingPA Twitter Party, tomorrow, June 15th.

Nominate a Strong Girl or Strong Woman for the Pittsburgh Strong Awards

Nominate a Strong Girl or Strong Woman for the Pittsburgh Strong Awards

Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG) originated on the Harvard campus in 2000 with six women mentoring 30 girls. It incorporated as a nonprofit in Boston in 2004 and added a Pittsburgh branch in 2006. Now, it’s expanded to providing programming to over 1,400 girls in Boston, Pittsburgh and several pilot programs at over 100 school and community center partner sites! Like its name says, SWSG mission is to support strong mentoring relationships between women and pre-adolescent girls. It concentrates its efforts on serving underserved local communities–raising ambition and combating the dangers of low self-esteem among these girls.

Pittsburgh Cares Youth Advisory Council: Developing Young Leaders

Pittsburgh Cares Youth Advisory Council: Developing Young Leaders

Are you (or do you know) a talented and civic-minded young Pittsburgher who is committed to creating positive social change in your school and community? Pittsburgh Cares’ Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a leadership development program for high school student (9th-12th grade) who have a passion for service. In addition to working on projects like painting murals in schools, working with the homeless, and organizing an event to fight juvenile diabetes, YAC members serve as youth ambassadors to give a voice for the youth in their communities.

Neighborhood Allies Gives $540,000 to Neighborhood Projects in Under-served Communities

Neighborhood Allies Gives $540,000 to Neighborhood Projects in Under-served Communities

Neighborhood Allies has a vision of a Pittsburgh full of thriving, healthy communities that are livable for all. To that end, they support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to improving the social and physical infrastructures of Pittsburgh’s distressed and transitional communities. Yesterday, they announced the recipients of their spring 2015 grants. Neighborhood Allies awarded a total of $540,000 to eight creative and collaborative projects and ideas that will help transform struggling neighborhoods.

City To Open New Spray Park In Hazelwood Saturday

City To Open New Spray Park In Hazelwood Saturday

Mural across from St. Stephens, 2nd Street, Hazelwood, Pittsburgh, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Daniel X. O’Neil’s photostream Summer 2015 Spray Park operating schedule features newest facility PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh will open its newest aquatic facility, Burgwin Spray Park in Hazelwood, on Saturday, May 23. City […]

Make Your Voice Heard on “Early Childhood Action Day”

Make Your Voice Heard on “Early Childhood Action Day”

May 12th is “Early Childhood Action Day,” when hundreds of Early Childhood Education professionals, parents, advocates, and supporters will gather at the Capitol in Harrisburg to deliver the message to our state legislators that high quality early childhood education is a priority issue. You can participate virtually from your own district to lend your voice in support of the importance of high-quality pre-k in PA.

“We Rock Workshop” Final Show Tomorrow at Mr. Smalls

“We Rock Workshop” Final Show Tomorrow at Mr. Smalls

The “We Rock Workshop” is a residency program led by Liz Berlin of Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root. In its fifth year, it’s an intensive 18-week program that guides Allegheny County young adults (ages 14-22) who are involved with the Department of Human Services (including current and former foster youth) to open up through the arts by exploring the creation, production and performance of music and dance. The course culminates with the recording of original songs created by the participants and a final performance at Mr. Smalls Theatre. The final show is also fundraiser for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.

Pittsburgh Needs You to Become a Cityparks Lifeguard!

Pittsburgh Needs You to Become a Cityparks Lifeguard!

Pittsburgh needs lifeguards! The Citiparks Aquatics Division is still recruiting lifeguards for the 2015 summer season. If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatic Division needs you. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2015. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.